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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr - Study Guide Hammer on Civil Rights Summary & Analysis

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Dr. King powerfully pointed to the necessity of the federal government to actively participate in creating a nation where civil rights are a reality for all people. He insisted that the executive, legislative, and judicial branches were responsible to implement the laws currently in place, pass stronger laws, and use the executive order. They had an obligation to ensure that all federal agencies participated in enforcement and creative innovations freeing and enfranchising all citizens of the United States.

Great strides in freedom had been made, but the battle was not over. Southern Senators continued to fight against bills. Dr. King pointed out that the President had been convinced to use the power of executive order. The movement was in no position to let up on the pressure. The community supported or met with indifference this brutal violence. The Negro...

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